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Chamber orchestra concert
Sunday 22 May

St Peter's Church, Hook Norton

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Richard Strauss: Suite for 13 Winds, op. 4
Schubert: Symphony No. 6

Programme notes

Come and join us for our May concert!


This year, Banbury Chamber Orchestra’s annual May concert celebrates music from three masters that together bridge the Classical and Romantic musical periods.


Beethoven’s turbulent Coriolan Overture was written in 1807 for von Collin’s tragedy ‘Coriolan’. The striking chords that open the work lead us immediately into the story of the semi-legendary Roman general, tormented by his decision to lead an army of Rome’s former enemies against his countrymen.


Next, we will play the early Suite for Winds written by the 20 year old Richard Strauss in 1884. It is a delightful four movement work with characterful writing for woodwind and horns alike.


After a short interval we will conclude the concert with Schubert’s charming Symphony No 6, written in late 1817. The symphony’s nickname (the ‘Little C Major’) distinguishes it from Schubert’s later Ninth Symphony (the so-called ‘Great C Major’), with the Sixth Symphony being of smaller ‘classical’ proportions.


Tickets are £10 and 18s and under remain FREE!

Advance booking strongly recommended.


We would encourage our audience members to wear a mask where possible to protect yourself and others and reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you feel unwell.

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